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The latest installment of the Fallout series set in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Developed by Obsidian and published by Bethesda.

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Which chems are addictive?

Specifically, I'm wondering about Turbo, Cateye and Hydra. Are any of them addictive? If so, what's the chance of getting addicted? I've been holding onto these chems, but selling the ones I'm used ...
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Are skill magazines cumulative?

Are the effects granted by skill magazines cumulative? By that, I mean, if I read two of the same magazine, do I get +20 (+40 with the Comprehension perk, which I have) as my skill bonus?
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Is it possible to reach Max Stats in Fallout: New Vegas?

Starting SPECIAL STR 5, PER 5, END 5, CHA 1, INT 10, AGL 5, LUK 9 (Same as 10 when it comes to skill points) Now you can improve your SPECIAL stats in the following ways; STR: +1 Implant PER: +1 ...
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Can you get your own house?

I was wondering if you can get your own house in Fallout: New Vegas like you did in Fallout 3?
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What are some options for finding my lost companion Veronica, besides a manual search?

I've just lost my companion Veronica, she's nowhere to be found. I did not tell her to stop following me, she just dissapeared at some point. I've looked in front of the Lucky 38 and at the trading ...
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Which sniper build is useful in close-range situations but does not rely on VATS?

I noticed that VATS is much less powerful in Fallout New Vegas than it was in Fallout 3. I only use it at nearly point-blank range, at anything else it seems much worse than what I can shoot manually ...
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I am having trouble interacting with the Brotherhood

Im having a bit of a problem. I did the still in the dark mission, talked to the elder who said that lockdown will be over. I received 1000 xp. Then I went to Hardin telling that he could knock out ...
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VATS damage reduction in Fallout New Vegas

In Fallout 3, during VATS you had 90% damage reduction. In Fallout New Vegas this seems to be considerably reduced. Is it known how big the damage reduction is now, or has it been removed entirely?
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Are there any bonuses to making your own ammo?

Is there a benefit to crafting your own ammo in Fallout: New Vegas? At first I wanted to do it, then I quickly got bored with it, and now its pretty much the LAST thing I want to do in the game. ...
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What do all of the Melee/Unarmed special attacks in V.A.T.S. do?

Once you have sufficient Melee/Unarmed skill, you unlock additional, special attacks with those combat skills, both in and out of VATS (to use them out of VATS, you need to do a power attack - hold ...
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What does agility affect in Fallout New Vegas?

I've read a lot of conflicting information about what the agility SPECIAL stat does in the game. The factors it affects I've read, of which some are almost certainly false are the following: Total ...
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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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What are the keys to a successful melee and/or unarmed build in Fallout: New Vegas?

I'm curious to know if anyone has tried melee and/or unarmed builds in Fallout: New Vegas. What are the stats, skills, perks, equipment, and tactics that you used to make this a feasible character ...
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How do I contact the Brotherhood of Steel?

Am having a bit of difficulty trying to get in contact with the Brotherhood of Steel. Have found Hidden Valley and looked in all the bunkers but still nothing. Are they triggered by a particular ...
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What are the exact effects of firing a weapon if you don't meet the strength and skill requirements?

Each weapon has a strength requirement and a skill requirement, but you can still fire them anyway. As an example the Anti-Materiel Rifle needs 100 Guns skill and a strength of 8 to use. I've read ...
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When is the latest I can complete the Wild Card quests?

Let's say I'm working the various quests in New Vegas, and am currently in the early stages of both The House Always Wins and the Wild Card quests. What is the latest point in The House Always Wins ...
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How do I get Power Armor training in Fallout New Vegas?

I've found some power armor, but I can't use it yet without training. I assumed that the Brotherhood of Steel would train me, if they like me enough. I've completed the Brotherhood of Steel quest ...
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Is the Endurance implant “free?”

By this, I mean, the Endurance implant gives you +1 Endurance. The number of implants you can buy is limited by your Endurance score. Does the +1 you get from this implant allow you to get an extra ...
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Can I keep using DLC on a borrowed Xbox 360?

I pre-ordered Fallout: New Vegas from GameStop and got the Classic Pack DLC as a "reward." I own a 360 Arcade and don't have an Xbox Live account. My girlfriend owns a 360 Elite and has a silver Live ...
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What are the rules of Caravan?

I've listened to Ringo explain the game, I've read the explanation in-game, but honestly, it doesn't make any sense to me. What card can I play when and why? What do the face cards do? I'm sure it's ...
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What affects Blackjack gameplay in Fallout: New Vegas?

What specifics do we know, if any, about the blackjack implementation in Fallout New Vegas? Specifically: How does luck modify the game? (Does it modify the odds of you getting a card you need, one ...
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Are there stealth boy side effects?

Specifically, is The Courier subject to stealth boy abuse? I've actually been very hesitant to use stealth boys in New Vegas because of what they did to the nightkin -- and my fear that they might do ...
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Hated with the Legion early in the game - Do i have to restart?

Entered Nipton, met Vulpes, heard his speech. Decided that he had to die, so had Dynamite and the Cowboy Repeater make quick business of them. Now I'm Level 6 and vilified with Caesar's Legion, which ...
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Where can I find implants?

According to this answer to another Fallout New Vegas question, there are implants available for purchase which will increase SPECIAL stats or grant health regeneration and increased damage threshold. ...
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What counts as similar for the Jury Rigging perk

In Fallout New Vegas, the Jury Rigging perk allows to repair weapons and armor with similar weapons and armor. What does count as similar here? What are the specific restrictions on what counts as a ...
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Is there a bobble head equivalent in Fallout: New Vegas?

I have been looking around for the standard stat boosters and skill boosters and still haven't seen anything that will boost my S.P.E.C.I.A.L. I was wondering if there are any things hidden away like ...
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Can you continue playing after the main quest?

I remember that in Fallout 3, when you finished the main quest, you could no longer keep playing, unless you had one of the DLCs. Is the same true for New Vegas? I might keep off finishing it until I ...
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Fallout: New Vegas freezes when the game loads data. Is this a frequent issue?

I picked up Fallout New Vegas the other day for the PS3 and I am constantly plagued the game freezing. I've done some quick searches but haven't found anything that I would call "definitive" on the ...
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What is the “Super Stimpak Debuff” in New Vegas?

The in-game information for the Super Stimpak in Fallout: New Vegas lists two effects: "Super Stimpak Debuff" and "HP +24(3s)." What does the "Super Stimpak Debuff" part mean? There's not much info on ...
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What effect does karma have?

I'm wondering what effects your Karma has in Fallout New Vegas, since they introduced the reputation with different factions?
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Do mods or console use disable achievements for Fallout:New Vegas?

I've heard mixed information on this and I'd like to get a straight answer, for two reasons: The widely reported Quicksave/Autosave bug is annoying and, quite frankly, has terrified me into ...
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Can I store stuff at the Goodsprings Schoolhouse?

It's still a bit early for me to have my own home in New Vegas, but at the same time I don't want to carry everything around all the time -- kind of puts a damper on how much loot you can bring back! ...
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How much time does it take for a shop to restock caps?

I admit that I'm used to Fallout 3, where stores restocked twice a week. In Fallout New Vegas, how long does it take for stores to restock -- particularly on caps? It feels like it's been at least a ...
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How do you tip brahmin?

Now that we've established that you can tip brahmin in New Vegas (as well as Fallout 3), how does one actually go about tipping a brahmin?
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Is it possible to craft armor-piercing ammo while on the reloading bench?

Is it possible to craft armor-piercing ammo yourself on the reloading bench, or can you only find/buy it?
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Is level 4 too early to take on cazadores

The question pretty much says it all. I decided to walkabout at level 4, since I don't want to fast-track the main quests and miss a bunch of good stuff. I'm playing without a game guide, and the ...
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Can you tip brahmin in New Vegas?

Apparently you could tip brahmin in Fallout 3. This is one of those few things in Fallout 3 I never thought of, and thus never tried. Rather than loading up Fallout 3 just to go brahmin-tipping, I'm ...
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How can I permanently disable the gore in Fallout New Vegas?

The .ini file line that worked in Fallout 3 doesn't work in New Vegas. Or I should say, it sometimes works temporarily, but the game quickly removes that line from .ini file and the gore returns. ...
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What's the difference between Miss Fortune and Mysterious Stranger?

The Vault describes both perks in shorthand with the following text: Chance that name will finish off a target in VATS. Where name is either Miss Fortune or Mysterious Stranger. However, the ...
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What items should be saved for turn-ins?

In Fallout 3, Pre-War Books, Scrap Metal, and Nuka Cola Quantum (among other items) were all far more valuable when turned into specific NPC's, rather than just sold to whichever trader you came ...
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What weapons does the Cowboy perk affect?

The Cowboy perk is described as "You do 25% more damage when using any revolver, lever-action firearm, dynamite, knife, or hatchet, pard'ner." I'm curious as to what specific weapons are considered ...
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What is the shop glitch in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Mentioned in this question: What are ammo boxes for? I honestly have never heard of this glitch...though I didn't spend much time going through FAQs or anything while I played through Fallout 3. I ...
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What are ammo boxes for?

I've started up New Vegas, and exploited the shop glitch to get some caps. (SO glad they didn't fix that bug.) So I got some decent weapons and ammo, but saw some things in the shop that I wasn't sure ...
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Official List of Perks for Fallout: New Vegas

Does anyone know the list for all perks in Fallout: New Vegas?
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Are the expansions on Fallout 3 necessary for a full grasp on the story?

I finished Fallout 3 and was satisfied with the story and the way it ended, am I missing something if I don't play the multiple expansions that came out afterwards? Also, will Fallout New Vegas be ...